This packet was designed based on the Great Bean Race by Intel: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/education/k12/project-design/unit-plans/great-bean-race.html
The packet is designed to accomplish the following:
Identifying the Needs and Structures of Pants
Writing a Friendly Letter
Exploring and Identifying the Plant Life Cycle
Working as a group
Journaling change over time
Drawing conclusions-Writing to Explain
Graphing Temperature and Change
Create Bar Graphs and Double Bar Graphs
Identifying Variables in an Experiment
We have also integrated technology using kidblog.org, iPads to monitor growth over time, graph maker, etc. The kids journal their observations and record data daily. The packet is worth 130 points. It is a great supplement for third grade Life Sciences, and integrates math and technology.
Happy Planting! Let the Race Begin!